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  Vt. Democrats Take Control of State House
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Last EditedRP  Jan 05, 2005 07:09pm
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News DateWednesday, January 5, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Democrats triumphantly reclaimed control of the Vermont House on Wednesday, four years after they were swept from power in a backlash against the state's first-in-the-nation law creating civil unions for gay couples.

Two elections ago, in 2000, the Democrats went from 77 seats in the 150-member House to 62. In November, they captured 83 seats. With their allies - six Progressives and one independent - they can easily control the agenda in the House.

The Democrats never lost control of the Senate in 2000, though their numbers slipped somewhat. In November, they picked up two seats for a veto-proof 21-9 majority.
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